Upcoming plans for the blog. Continue reading LATE SEPTEMBER UPDATE
“disquisition is sesquipedalian pedestrianism” – A. R. Ammons Continue reading Commonplace Book: “Essay on Poetics,” by A. R. Ammons
“The sheer heft of the two volumes only hints at the vast poetical output of Ammons, a variegated array of poeticules and epics, intimate confessions and scientific hymns, wordplay and wonderment.” Continue reading The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, by A. R. Ammons
I like big books and I cannot lie … Continue reading Doorstopper Week!
Part backlash, part meditation, “Nature Poem” by Tommy Pico is an urban hipster’s struggle to write on a subject he feels is “stereotypical, reductive, and boring.” Continue reading Nature Poem by Tommy Pico @ NYJB
Violent, erotic, dreamlike, and weird Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: The Absolute Gravedigger, by Vítěslav Nezval @ NYJB
In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.” Continue reading Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery